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  • Address: Kehlstein Busabfahrt Hintereck
  • Hours: Open daily May to November
  • Admission: Free

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Berchtesgaden & Eagle's Nest

From Salzburg, the fairytale scenery of Germany’s Bavarian Alps leads to Berchtesgaden, Hitler’s mountain retreat, and Eagle's Nest (or Kehlsteinhaus), the southern headquarters of the Nazi party.

Brilliantly positioned on top of Mt Kehlstein, the lodge boasts some of Germany’s most amazing views of the snowcapped Alps and valleys. The chateau was commissioned to celebrate Hitler’s 50th birthday in 1939 and was built as a retreat and meeting house, although it was seldom used due to the outbreak of war.

These days, visitors come here to drink in those fabulous views and dine at the onsite restaurant and beer garden. While you’re here, you can take a tour of the Kehlsteinhaus and the mountain’s bunkers, including a glimpse of the reception room’s red marble fireplace, a gift from Mussolini.

Practical Info

Eagle’s Nest is in Berchtesgaden at the German-Austrian border. It’s an hour from Salzburg by car or bus. To reach the chalet from the car park, an opulent elevator decorated with brass, leather and Venetian glass rises straight through solid rock to the peak. Hiking trails also lead to the summit from the car park, but it’s around a two-hour uphill slog.

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Eagles Nest in Berchtesgaden Tour from Salzburg

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Visit Kehlsteinhaus, better known as the Eagle’s Nest, on a half-day tour from Salzburg. Journey through the spectacular scenery of Königsee River Valley ...  Read more

Location: Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Salzburg Super Saver: Bavarian Mountains including Eagle's Nest and Salt Mines

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On this Salzburg Super Saver, three popular tours become one memorable Bavarian Alps adventure, offering you great value for money. With your professional ...  Read more

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Berchtesgaden and Eagle's Nest Day Tour from Munich

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Embark on a guided tour of Berchtesgaden, Hitler's mountain retreat and the southern headquarters of the Nazi party on a full day coach trip from Munich. ...  Read more

Location: Munich, Germany
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Bavarian Mountains and Salt-Mines Tour from Salzburg

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Explore the underground world of a centuries-old Bavarian mine on a half-day tour from Salzburg. Choose from a morning or afternoon experience, and travel ...  Read more

Location: Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Private Tour: Eagle's Nest and Bavarian Alps Tour from Salzburg

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Discover the breathtaking views from the Eagle’s Nest (Kehlsteinhaus) in the Bavarian Alps on this private tour. Traveling from Salzburg, pass ...  Read more

Location: Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

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Salzburg Super Saver: Austrian Lakes, Mountains and Salt Mines

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Combine two popular Salzburg tours and enjoy a full Salzburg experience! With your professional guide, spend time in the Austrian Alps experiencing the ...  Read more

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This afternoon tour from Salzburg takes you high into the picturesque Bavarian Alps above the Obersalzberg. Enjoy magnificent views across the snowcapped ...  Read more

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